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Tiedexer Street

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  • Einbeck

Tiedexer Straße is the longest row of timber-framed buildings in Einbeck…

.... as well as possibly one of the longest in Lower Saxony originated in the 16th century.

In 1540, a hugecity fire burned the entire city to its grounds. After that, starting from 1541, the first new houses were built in this street - a very important long-distance trade route - as well as in the street Torstraße in direction to Market Square. The years of construction from 1541 to 1550 may partially be read from the façades’ carvings.
The timber-framed houses in this street display mostly the following method of construction:
  • Three-storey in mixture of post and storey construction,
  • A higher ground floor, a mezzanine and a protruding top floor (also called upper-floor),
  • Frames made of wattle and loam,
  • Ornamental wood carvings and decorations (vee-line frieze, braided rope and fan-shaped rosette) on foundation beams and cleats of the upper floor,
  • High, round-arched entrance gates with ornamental wood carvings as well as inscriptions, house marks and guild symbols.
The high archways of different width indicate that a large number of these houses had the right to brew. Brewing carriage and vessel were driven through the round-arched entrance gates into the former brewing halls on brewing days.
The small roof dormers were used for ventilation of the various attics on that grains and hops for beer brewing were stored and dried.

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Tiedexer Street
Tiedexer Straße
37574 Einbeck

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